friends. I plugged in an LCD screen using single cables and accidently inverted the two top pins, numbers 1 and 2 as per the image reference. So 1 on the screen went into 2 from the Pi and vice versa. Now there's no ACT feedback at all. Is the Pi dead?

I tried flashing the SD card again and restoring EEPROM with a restoring image, but nothing happens.



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I think you mean "shorted" and not inverted. And yes, this is fatal for the PMIC (power management IC). Your Pi is dead.

  • Oh well! Thank you @kwasmich. I'm very new to hardware in general. Jun 20, 2022 at 13:26
  • @kwasmich the OP said that the pins were transposed, not shorted
    – jsotola
    Jun 20, 2022 at 14:05

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